The 2011 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour

7 Exciting Tracks! 8 Exotic States and Provinces! 10 Thrilling Storyettes! (So far!)

Warning! The 2011 stories are mostly pictures, and not for the faint of bandwidth!

Hawthorne Racecourse
  • Stickney, IL, Winter/Spring, 2011

  • Bucking Horse Meet
  • Miles City, MT, May 15, 2011

  • Time Out: Rodeo!
  • Choteau, MT, July 4, 2011

  • Arlington Park
  • Arlington Heights, IL, July 10, 2011
  • More of the same Illinois woes of short fields. How depressing. I took my camera, but the only photo worth taking all day was of the llama in the petting zoo, for the benefit of McChump #2. I doubt you want to see that. Pretty much a ho hum, forgettable day ... with the exception of "char dog"!

    Arlington Char Dog! Yes folk, the most godawful creation ever served at a fast food stand at any racetrack anywhere (and remember, I've been to Beulah, and Suffolk)! No real "char" at all, but the same sorry limp grayish boiled dog as their regular dogs, smothered in a gooey sweet bbq sauce with big hard tooth-cracking chunks of months-old bacon throw on for good measure. Yeeeccchh. A definite "do not buy". Ever. Ever ever.

    They're glad to have their horse racing back!
  • Les Bois Park, Boise, ID, Aug 10, 2011

  • Tillamook County Fair, 2011
  • Fairgrounds, Tillamook, OR, Aug 11, 2011

  • Emerald Downs, 2011
  • Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, Aug 13, 2011

  • Time Out: Omak Stampede, 2011 (the rodeo)
  • Stampede Grounds, Omak, WA, Aug 14, 2011

  • Time Out: Omak Stampede, 2011 (the suicide race)
  • Hill by the Okanagan River, Omak, WA, Aug 14 later that same day, 2011

  • Northwest Montana Fair, 2011
  • Kalispell, MT, Aug 20, 2011

  • The 2011 wish/plan list in no particular order
  • Sweetwater Downs
  • Blackfoot
  • Billings
  • And who knows what else?

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